|BC Regiment and Ram Tank, July 1944, England. Libary and ArchivesCanada.|
|A Ram II tank of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps during a training exercise, England, 22 December 1942. Library and Archives Canada Online.|
With this herculean effort in mind, when it comes to the Ram tank's production, the dependence of Canadian industry upon American parts betrays a key weakness. No engines for tanks or aircraft were built in Canada. The Ram was also reliant on American cast steel hull tops, cast steel turrets, engines, transmissions and Browning machine-guns. The Ram's design, (purportedly influenced by the British Tank Mission to the United States), may have had great influence on the American Sherman. It was the Sherman which Canadians would use on active operations.
|Kangaroo at the Tank Museum, Bovington, England.|
C.P. Stacey, Arms, Men, and Governments (Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1970).